So this morning I received an email from an excited Aussie informing me that they will be happily playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by the time I read that message. Besides being a little sad that I would not be playing that masterpiece I was a little skeptical. Sure enough I was able to find a press release on Nintendo Europe's site that confirmed that fact. Well lookee what just arrived in my inbox:
NINTENDO NEWS: NINTENDO TO RE-RELEASE ZELDA MASTERPIECE FOR WII
Feb. 23, 2007
Every form of entertainment has its artistic pinnacles. On Monday, Nintendo will make The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time available for download in the Wii Shop Channel of the hot new Wii video game system. Originally released in November 1998 for the Nintendo 64 console, the game is widely considered by critics and industry observers to be one of the greatest video games of all time.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time inspired millions of players around the world with its in-depth game play, rich 3-D visuals and memorable adventures. It set the standard by which all other games have been judged. And now it's available once again, both for veteran gamers to relive their gaming glory days and for younger players to discover it for the first time.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be available for 1, 000 Wii Points when it goes live at 9 a. M. Pacific time on Feb. 26. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. The Wii Shop Channel now boasts more than 55 downloadable classic games, in addition to the dozens of new disc-based games available for Wii.
All that I can say to that is WOOT! Zelda:OoT will be here on Monday, and I for one can't wait. This is the version of Zelda that all others are held up to. I own it on the N64, I own it on that free pre-order bonus disc on my Gamecube, and I will own it on the Wii.
Now since Nintendo dropped this bomb on us, I can't help but wonder what other games will be making it on Monday. So I ask you guys this, what game do you think you will see come monday? And better yet, what games would you like to see on the VC?